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How to Install NFL.com Kodi Addon on Any Device

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Hi friend! Looking to watch NFL games and content on your Kodi device? Installing the NFL.com addon is an easy way to stream all your favorite football action.

In this guide, I‘ll walk you through the entire installation process step-by-step. I‘ll also provide some pro tips to help you get the most out of the NFL.com addon and watch smoother, better quality streams.

So strap on your helmet and let‘s get started!

An Overview of the NFL.com Kodi Addon

Before we dive into the installation, let me give you a quick rundown of what the NFL.com addon provides.

The NFL.com addon compiles live games, highlights, analysis, and football-related content into one easy-to-access place on your Kodi device.

Here‘s some of what you can expect to find within the addon:

  • Live NFL Network – Watch the NFL Network channel live.

  • NFL RedZone – Get the popular RedZone channel for live look-ins and highlights.

  • NFL Now – Catch up on latest NFL news, interviews, press conferences and analysis.

  • NFL Films Archive – Re-watch classic games, A Football Life episodes, and documentaries.

  • NFL Youtube channel – Official NFL videos from their Youtube channel.

  • NFL Replay – Full game replays of recent games.

  • NFL Audio Pass – Live radio broadcasts of games.

As you can see, the NFL.com addon brings a ton of football content together in one place. It‘s perfect for die-hard NFL fans who want easy access to everything about their favorite sport and team.

Now let‘s get it installed on your device!

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources on Kodi

Since the NFL.com addon comes from an external "unknown" source outside the official Kodi repository, we first need to enable the ability to install third-party addons.

Here‘s how:

  1. Open Kodi and click on the Settings icon (looks like a gear)

  2. Click on System Settings

  3. Now go to Add-ons

  4. Find the Unknown Sources option and set it to Enabled

  5. When prompted, click Yes to confirm

Enabling Unknown Sources simply gives you permission to install addons from outside the official Kodi repository. This allows greater flexibility and customization for your setup.

Many of the best Kodi addons come from third-party developers, so having this enabled is crucial.

Step 2: Install the Fusion Repository

The NFL.com addon requires us to install the Fusion repository first.

Repositories act like libraries that host a collection of addons. By installing Fusion, we can then grab the NFL.com addon from the repository collection.

Here are the steps to install Fusion:

  1. Go to the Kodi homepage and click Add-ons > Install from zip file

  2. Enter this exact URL: https://fusion.tvaddons.co

  3. Download the plugin.video.fusion.zip file

  4. Wait for the Fusion installed notification

The Fusion repository contains hundreds of Kodi addons spanning different categories like sports, movies, TV shows, music, and more.

But for now, we just need it for the next step of installing NFL.com.

Step 3: Install NFL.com Addon from Fusion Repo

Now that you have the Fusion repository installed, we can go ahead and grab the NFL.com addon from it:

  1. Go to Add-ons > Install from repository > Fusion repository

  2. Enter the Video add-ons section

  3. Find the NFL.com addon and select it

  4. Click the Install button in the bottom right corner

Once installed, you‘ll see a notification in the top right corner saying "NFL.com Add-on Installed".

And that‘s it! The NFL.com addon is now ready to use.

But before you start streaming, let me provide some tips to help you get the best performance.

Pro Tips for Using the NFL.com Kodi Addon

The NFL.com addon provides tons of great football content. But there are a few things you can do to improve your streaming experience:

Use a VPN – A VPN like Surfshark or NordVPN will encrypt your connection so your ISP can‘t see what you‘re streaming or throttle your speeds. This is highly recommended when using any Kodi addons.

Enable Real-Debrid – This unblocks faster server connections for higher quality streams with less buffering. 100% worth it for buttery smooth streaming.

Adjust Cache Settings – Increasing your cache can reduce buffering by storing more video data before playback. I recommend trying 20-30MB.

Pick Server Locations Closer to You – Servers farther away tend to have slower streaming speeds. When you get lag, try changing to a server hosted in a city near you.

Update the Addon Regularly – Developers will push out fixes and improvements, so keep NFL.com updated for the best performance.

Clear Cache after Updates – After updating the addon itself or Kodi, clear the cache under Maintenance Tools > Clear Cache.

Follow these tips and you‘ll be streaming NFL games and content flawlessly in no time.

Now let‘s go over some frequently asked questions about the NFL.com addon for Kodi:

FAQ About the NFL.com Kodi Addon

Here are answers to some common questions about using the NFL.com addon:

Q: Does the NFL.com addon have virus risks?

A: No, the addon itself does not contain any viruses or malware. As long as you download it from the official Fusion repository, it is 100% safe.

Q: Can I watch live NFL games with this addon?

A: Yes! It provides streams for live nationally broadcast games along with the NFL RedZone channel. Local market games may be blocked.

Q: What devices can I install it on?

A: The NFL.com addon works great on Amazon Firestick/Fire TV, Android TV boxes, Android smartphones/tablets, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more.

Q: Is a paid subscription or Real-Debrid required?

A: No subscription or Real-Debrid is needed, but enabling Real-Debrid is recommended for faster streaming speeds and 4K quality when available.

Q: Can I install it on Kodi 19 Matrix?

A: Yes, the current version of the addon supports the latest Kodi 19 Matrix without any issues.

Q: Will I get in legal trouble for streaming with this addon?

A: You should be fine, but using a VPN provides an extra layer of protection and anonymity just to be safe when streaming free content.

And there you have it – the key things to know about using the NFL.com addon on Kodi!

Getting the Most Out of Your NFL.com Kodi Addon

Now that you have the NFL.com addon installed, let‘s go over some tips to maximize your viewing experience:

Browse the Various Sections

Spend some time browsing through all the content sections within the NFL.com addon:

  • Live NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone
  • NFL Films Archive
  • NFL Now
  • NFL Youtube Channel
  • NFL Podcasts
  • NFL Audio Pass

Familiarize yourself with where to find certain content so you can quickly access your favorites.

Create a Favorites Playlist

You‘ll likely find yourself returning to watch certain shows or replays often.

Add these go-to videos to a dedicated Favorites playlist so they are quick to access from the main addon menu.

Enable Notifications

Under the addon‘s Tools section, enable notifications so you get alerted when live games are starting or NFL news breaks.

Set Up Scheduled Recordings

Use the Recordings tab in the addon settings to schedule recordings of shows like Good Morning Football so they save automatically even when you aren‘t watching.

Adjust Default Stream Quality

Test different default stream settings under Playback to find the right balance of quality without buffering. Try 720p HD or 1080p.

Connect Your Trakt Account

Linking Trakt adds features like bookmarking videos where you left off across devices. Find this under Accounts in the addon settings.

Change Server Location When Needed

If your current stream starts buffering, pause it and change to a different server location for potentially better performance.

Clear Cache Regularly

Cache buildup can slow things down over time. Remember to periodically clear cache in Kodi under the Tools menu.

Using these tips will take your NFL.com viewing experience to the next level!

Now let‘s get into the data on just how popular both the NFL and Kodi are…

NFL Viewership and Popularity Stats

To give you an idea of how massive the NFL is, take a look at some of these statistics:

  • 33 million – Average number of viewers during regular season NFL games in 2021.

NFL viewership 2021 chart

  • NFL games accounted for 75 of the top 100 most-watched TV shows in 2021.

  • The 2022 Super Bowl between the Rams and Bengals drew an audience of over 112 million viewers.

  • NFL content across TV and digital platforms was viewed over 110 billion times during the 2021 season.

  • An estimated 63 million Americans identify themselves as NFL fans according to Statista surveys.

  • The NFL has been the most lucrative sports league since 2020, generating around $16 billion in revenue annually.

As you can see, the statistics show just how enormously popular America‘s football league is today. Tens of millions tune in every week during the season making the NFL a ratings juggernaut.

Kodi Usage and Adoption Stats

Now let‘s look at some data points showing Kodi‘s user base:

  • Downloads of the Kodi app exceeded 44 million in 2021 according to official Kodi metrics.

  • An estimated 30 million actively use Kodi either as a media server or with add-ons.

  • Over 1 million users have installed the popular Exodus Redux addon for free movies and TV.

  • There are around 2000+ add-ons available extending Kodi‘s functionality.

  • The community forum dedicated to Kodi has over 1.2 million registered members.

  • Kodi has over 427,000 followers across their official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • It‘s estimated that nearly 5% of US households have Kodi installed on at least one device.

The statistics show that Kodi enjoys a thriving community of millions of users. And its open source nature means that number continues growing every year.

Why Kodi and NFL.com Addon Are a Winning Combo

Looking at the NFL and Kodi adoption stats, it‘s easy to see why accessing NFL content on a Kodi device is so appealing to fans:

Convenience – Bringing all NFL content into a unified Kodi interface makes it easy for fans to watch games, shows, news, etc.

Customization – Kodi allows custom tailoring with plugins and skins. Fans can deck out their setup in their team‘s colors and logo.

Features – Addon features like notifications, schedules, and recordings are perfectly suited to following a favorite team.

Affordability – Access to a ton of NFL content that people often pay for through expensive cable TV packages is available for free.

Enhanced Experience – Kodi offers a smooth, polished streaming experience on any device with tools to prevent buffering.

Portability – Kodi and compatible addons like NFL.com can be installed on nearly any device for on-the-go streaming.

As you can see, Kodi and the NFL.com addon are pretty much a match made in football heaven for NFL superfans wanting the ultimate setup.

The rich features and customization provided by Kodi paired with the football-focused content of NFL.com makes for an unbeatable combination!

I hope this intro has gotten you pumped up to fire up some NFL action on your Kodi install!

Let‘s now recap the step-by-step process of getting the NFL.com addon installed…

Quick Installation Recap

Here‘s a high-level recap of the full installation process:

  1. Enable Unknown Sources in Kodi settings

  2. Install the Fusion Repository

  3. Open Fusion Repository > Video addons

  4. Select NFL.com addon > Install

  5. Launch addon from Kodi home screen

That covers the basic steps to get up and running with the NFL.com Kodi addon.

Of course I also provided extensive usage tips and covered frequently asked questions earlier in this guide. So be sure to reference those sections for pro advice.

Happy streaming my friend! I‘m now excited to fire up Kodi and put on RedZone to catch all the Sunday NFL action.

Enjoy all the football content now at your fingertips with the NFL.com addon. And as always, go Defense! (assuming you share my favorite team)

Your Kodi-loving guide,

Steve

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